Seniors age 55 plus who are healthy, active and interested in helping their older neighbors are needed to volunteer for Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions.
A volunteer senior companion provides companionship, social recreation and assistance with daily living activities so seniors can remain living independently in their own homes. The program also provides respite for caregivers who need a temporary break from their daily caregiving responsibilities.
The benefits to becoming a senior companion include a tax-free hourly stipend, travel reimbursement, paid holidays, paid time off, ongoing training opportunities and supplemental insurance coverage. Most importantly, senior companions benefit by making a positive difference in the lives of other seniors in their community.
The one-on-one companionship and daily living assistance provided by senior companions can help seniors improve their quality of life, reduce feelings of loneliness and build motivation to stay active and interested in life and the community.
If you are 55 years of age or older, of moderate income and available to volunteer at least 15 hours per week, contact Sonja Mickelson, Western North Dakota Program Coordinator, at 701-838-7800 for more information about becoming a senior companion volunteer in McLean, Mercer, Oliver, Morton or Burleigh county.